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Game 22: Yankees vs. White Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Apr 28, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (13-8)
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Eric Chavez 1B
Russell Martin C
Jorge Posada DH
Brett Gardner LF
Eduardo Nunez SS

LHP CC Sabathia (1-1, 2.73)
Sabathia vs. White Sox

WHITE SOX (10-15)
Brent Lillibridge LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Carlos Quentin RF
Paul Konerko 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Alex Rios CF
Ramon Castro C
Gordon Beckham 2B
Brent Morel 3B

RHP Edwin Jackson (2-2, 4.88)
Jackson vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: For now it looks like things have cleared up enough to play, but it could be iffy all night. It rained off-and-on much of the afternoon.

UMPIRES: HP Gerry Davis, 1B Sam Holbrook, 2B Greg Gibson, 3B Todd Tichenor

HOME SWEET HOME: The Yankees have not lost a home series this season. They’ll need a win tonight to keep that streak alive.

AND NOW IT’S CC’S TURN: In the past four games, the Yankees starters (Garcia, Burnett, Nova, Colon) have each held their opponent to one earned run or less for a combined ERA of 0.95 through 28.1 innings. The Yankees had a stretch of four straight starters giving up one earned or less last year, and it involved an entirely different group of starters (Pettitte, Hughes, Vazquez, Sabathia).

HITTING A WALL (OR NOT HITTING AT ALL): The Yankees have been held to six or fewer hits in three straight games, matching their longest such streak since the start of the 1993 season. They’ve had a streak like this 16 times in that span.

UPDATE, 7:48 p.m.: Three scoreless from Sabathia. He got in a little trouble in the first and second innings, but he’s escaped every jam.

UPDATE, 8:05 p.m.: Four straight walks gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the third. Robinson Cano followed with a sac fly and now it’s 2-0. Pretty good at-bats leading to those walks, but still, Ozzie Guillen isn’t known to hide his displeasure and I cant imagine he’s very pleased.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: Kevin Millwood’s night is finished in Charlotte: Two innings, seven hits, six earned. Yikes.

UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: The Yankees already had a 2-0 lead when Brett Gardner broke up the no-hitter with a solo home run to right, this third of the year. Eduardo Nunez followed with a double and Curtis Granderson tripled, and now it’s 4-0 Yankees in the fifth.

UPDATE, 9:01 p.m.: Gardner led off this inning with a home run. Now he’s hitting with the bases loaded, and the Yankees still haven’t made an out.

UPDATE, 9:07 p.m.: A six-run sixth has given the Yankees an 8-0 lead. The Yankees batted around before making an out.

UPDATE, 9:39 p.m.: Two mistakes by Chavez at first base tonight.

UPDATE, 9:53 p.m.: Nick Swisher can finally sleep easy tonight. His first home run of the season has given the Yankees a 12-3 lead in the seventh.




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